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The 2024 Floyd Artisan Trail


Trail sites in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains

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June 8 and 9, 2024

Venture deep into the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where local artisans and agrarian cultures share their creative passions and open their studio doors and pasture gates for an authentic Floyd experience! Visit local artisan studios, galleries & shops, farms & markets, restaurants & lodging sites. Learn more about skills handed down through generations, and embrace the contemporary art forms that have evolved in this unique region. Meet potters, woodworkers, jewelers, glass artists, fine artists, photographers, beekeepers, farmers, and others – who look forward to sharing the story of their craft, art, or tradition.

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Meet the Sites

1 - Wrenn Pottery


227 Remington Road SE, Floyd, VA

Functional, food-safe porcelain pottery for the home and table. Tour the gallery and studio to see the artist's latest work and process while observing artist throwing and working on pots

4 - River Farm Studio


446 Sowers Mill Dam Road NE, Riner, VA

River Farm Studio is a dual purpose facility housing Windy Hill StringWorks and Windy Hill Glassworks. StringWorks is a working musical instrument production and repair shop making guitars, banjos, mandolins, fiddles, Hawaiian lap steel guitars and ukeleles. Windy Hill Glassworks is a hot glass (flame working) studio making glass sculptures and functional items such as goblets and menorahs from borosilicate glass using an oxygen-propane torch. Windy Hill Glassworks will be open by appointment.

7 - Frog Hollow Pottery


917 Harvestwood Road, Floyd, VA

Functional and decorative pottery with crystalline glazes.

*Guest of Frog Hollow Pottery*

Betse Dunham Pottery

Handmade functional pottery.

10 - Poor Farm Pottery


1405 Poor Farm Road SE, Floyd, VA

Handmade porcelain and stoneware pottery for daily use; formed using the pottery wheel, handbuilding techniques, and slipcasting from custom molds.

13 - Wild Tribe Woodworks



494 Haycock Road SE, Floyd, VA

An open air fine arts studio, nestled along the Blue Ridge Parkway. On site sculpture carving.

16 - Floyd Center for the Arts


220 Parkway Lane S, Floyd, VA

Floyd's Community Art Center with studio artists, 3 galkeries, open studios such as pottery, stained glass, and blacksmithing forge, and gift shop. Maps & tour information, additional sites, and friendly staff will be on site for the duration of the tour. Learn more about our creative community and our regional artists and artisans.

*Guest of Floyd Center for the Arts*

Steven Kenny & Diohn Leoni


Diohn Leoni is a surreal sculptor who works primarily with clay and paper clay and found objects. Steven Kenny's oil painting combines the human figure with elements from Nature.

*Guest of Floyd Center for the Arts*

Paper & Ink

David Brown will be showing hand-bound, marbled journals, cards, wall art, silk scarves, and more. 

19 - The June Bug Center


250 Parkway Ln S, Floyd, VA 

We serve the Floyd community and surrounding areas through afterschool programs, cultural experiences such as live theater and storytelling, and other creative programs and productions year-round. Blue Ridge Store - free to the public, June 8, 5:30 - 7pm.

24 - New Mountain Mercantile


114 S Locust Street, Floyd, VA

Locally and regionally handmade art and crafts, including ceramic sculpture, functional pottery, paintings, prints, photography, wood crafts, textile crafts, jewelry, and up-cycled clothing. Eclectic and fun!

27 - The Book House

132 N Locust Street, Floyd, VA

Come get a cup of coffee or tea in our cafe and browse thousands of new and used books, art supplies, stationary, and locally crafted gifts.

30 - The Buffalo Hemp Company


710 East Main Street, Floyd, VA

Retail store featuring Virginia-made hemp products and more.

33 - Deer Park Farm LLC


317 Deer Park Way NE, Pilot, VA

From beautiful plants, flowers, trees, horses running through the fields, a fully functional commercial kitchen to a farm store stocked full of specialty made culinary and herbal delights deep in the wild of Southwest Virginia, a visit to our farm will be well worth the trip.

36 - Hotel Floyd


300 Rick Lewis Way, Floyd, VA

Hotel Floyd, located in the heart of Floyd, offers travelers a restful retreat with all of the modern amenities for a comfortable and pleasurable stay.

39 - Villa Appalaccia Winery


752 Rock Castle Gorge, Floyd, VA

A taste of Tuscany in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Featuring wines we make from Italian varietals grown right here in Virginia. Food options available.

2 - S-Curve Studio


5133 Alum Ridge Road NW, Floyd, VA

S-Curve Studio is where Susan plays in clay. You'll find fawns, foxes, chipmunks, & toads with their own garden homes.

5 - Selena McColley Art Happy Shack Art Studio

279 Bobcat Trail NW, Floyd, VA

Artist Selena McColley and her husband built The Happy Shack in 2019 to be a multipurpose space: to provide "overflow" accommodations when family and friends gather, to be a creative working studio, and a as a space to host artist workshops, classes and fun art "play days" with other artists. Located "off the beaten path" in the northwest corner of the county, visitors can expect a beautiful drive, a cordwood home built by the McColley's with help from family and friends, and an incredible workspace, The Happy Shack!

8 - Bird and Hopper Farm

747 Graham Road NW, Floyd, VA

Handmade/Handprinted tile sculpture and wallhangings, mosaic sculpture, public art, farm products from our produce and Icelandic sheep fiber

11 - Reida Sage Designs

4234 Bay E, Floyd Hwy N, Floyd, VA

Reida creates functional fine ceramic art and sculpture with natural textures and the patterns that embrace the beauty of form and nature into her ceramic arts.

14 - Sarah McCarthy Pottery


512 Farview Church Rd, Floyd, VA

Colorful, whimsical functional pottery and clay jewelry. Close to town and Blue Ridge Parkway.

*Guest of Sarah McCarthy Pottery*

Jessie Benson Fine Art


Jessie Benson's nature-inspired beeswax & oil paintings offer peace in a world of chaos, and celebrate themes like love, family, and the personal journey to freedom.

17 - Appalachian Center for Photography

Next to the Floyd Center for the Arts

A photographic gallery featuring a group show, "Trees" by photographers from 1910 to 2020, an exhibition on "Compact & Subcompact 35mm Cameras" explaining how they came about, evolved and eventually were superseded by the single lens reflex cameras. There is also a walk-in Camera Obscura, one of only four in the Eastern US.

20 - Phoenix Hardwoods


101 E Main Street Floyd, VA - Gallery

2540 Floyd Hwy N, Floyd, VA - Shop

Luxury, timeless, quality woodcraft made in Floyd, VA

22 - Earth Dance Jewelry & Gems


203 S Locust Street, Floyd, VA (in the Station)

Earth Dance features hand-crafted jewelry by Pat Sharkey, gems and mineral specimens, & select gem art and jewelry from around Earth.

25 - Bell Gallery and Garden

112 N Locust Street, Floyd, VA

"Quite possibly the nicest little shop" We feature the region's best art and craft, award-winning landscape photography, pressed floral art, handcrafted jewelry, garden art, gifts, and more. A fun place to visit.

28 - Sacred Star and Stone


110A N Locust Street, Floyd, VA

A magical place where nature's art abounds.

31 - Riverstone Organic Farm

708 Thompson Road SE, Floyd, VA

We are a tiny Farm Store with a very big view in rural Floyd County. We grow certified organic produce that is available at our self-serve, honor system Farm Store that overlooks the Little River Valley. We also stock local farm and food artisan products such as eggs, bread, pork, beef, chicken, frozen soup, jams, granola, salad dressing, ferments, energy bars, mushrooms, and more, most of it grown or crafted locally. Enjoy the food and enjoy the view.

34 - Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary


401 Hideaway Lane SE, Floyd, VA

Come enjoy the bees, flowers, and beautiful landscape at our healing Sanctuary. Take a tour and visit our farm store.

37 - DJ's Drive In


701 East Main Street, Floyd, VA

We are a curb service diner that offers made-to-order, classic American fare. We delight in providing you with excellent hospitality and serving our community.

40 - Cocoa Mia


109 E Main Street, Floyd, VA

Cocoa Mia is a locally owned artisanal, small batch chocolate company that specializes in truffles, craft chocolate goodies and much more. Our hot chocolate is a must try!

3 - Parlour Pottery

7164 Conner Road NE, Copper Hill, VA

Handmade ceramic pottery for the home and kitchen, as well as porcelain jewelry. Working studio demos and tour available.

6 - Out There Sculpture Trail & Studio


268 Akers Road NW, Willis, VA 

Visitors will see a variety of works by Charlie Brouwer: wood sculptures and drawings in the studio, and large scale wood sculptures on trails through the woods and field around it.

9 - Sourced Press - Springhouse's Print Shop

Sarah Pollock, Sourced Press Director

144 Silver Maple Lane, Pilot, VA

Sourced Press is Springhouse's print shop where we share messages that inform, inspire, and reveal that life is a gift and we must take care of it. As a non-profit community print shop, all our books, posters, and cards are crafted collaboratively. We utilize various mediums such as letterpress printing, screen printing, bookmaking, and chapbook printing. We invite you to visit our print shop and experience the art of letterpress and relief printing firsthand with Sourced Press Director, Sarah Piper Pollock. 

12 - Liquid Fire Glass


115 Sweeney Street SE, Floyd, VA

Live lampworking studio with a connected gallery/shop. Featuring a variety of my own work as well as some other merchandise.

15 - Sarah Hastu Williams Studio & Gallery


445 Floyd Hwy N, Floyd, VA 

Original paintings and fine art giclee prints, both framed and unframed. Mini (15-minute) watercolor painting lessons several times. Live music, children's art projects outside in good weather, and refreshments.

18 - Anne Vaughan Designs Jewelry


158 Pioneer Way, Floyd, VA

Explore gemstone jewelry in layered collections including necklace, bracelets and earrings created on sterling silver, gold filled and more.

21 - Troika Crafts


203 S Locust Street, Floyd, VA

Troika Crafts is a fine craft gallery located in downtown Floyd. The shop represents over sixty artists working in a wide range of media. The mission of the gallery is to showcase local and regional craft that is original, contemporary and crafted with extraordinary skill and style.

23 - MAGGIE Gallery


187 N Locust Street, Floyd, VA 

If you haven't been into The MAGGIE art gallery in Floyd, VA recently then you're missing out on a rare blend of southern hospitality, Appalachian art, and community. Owner, Bebe Hopkins, invites everyone who comes in to pull up a chair and join in the conversation about her eclectic collection of Blue Ridge inspired artwork, including paintings, textiles, multi-media pieces, photography, pottery, jewelry, and so much more. Join us at The MAGGIE!

26 - St. Pierre Woodworking

2431 Cannady School Rd, Floyd, VA

Custom woodworking and live edge slabs.

29 - The Floyd Country Store


205 S Locust Street, Floyd, VA

The Floyd Country Store, located in Floyd County, VA has been a cornerstone of the Floyd community since 1909. As part of The Crooked Road and Virginia's Heritage Music Trail, The Country Store serves as a community-centered cultural hub that hosts a variety of old-time and bluegrass musicl acts to hnor and preserve the extraordinary music of the Appalachian region. In collaboration with Handmade Music School and County Sales, The Floyd Country Store strives to cultivate and strengthen community through experiences in music, dance, art, and food rooted in Appalachian traditions.

32 - Country Farm Haven


513 Quesenberry Road, Willis, VA

You will be welcomed to our friendly barnyard by goats, bunnies, ponies, pigs, and more. You will be given a tour of our quaint little farm and learn about gardening, canning, and livestock.

35 - Wildwood Farms Daylilies, LLC


2380 Floyd Hwy S, Floyd, VA

Wildwood Farms grows field grown daylilies with around 400 varieties for sale. We have cut flowers available. We also have a general store with home and garden decor and great gift ideas. We serve food in our kitchen. Self-guided garden tours.

38 - Five Mile Mountain Distillery


489 Floyd Hwy S, Floyd, VA

Tasting toom featuring craft cocktails, bottle sales, and distillery swag. Indoor and outdoor seating featuring food trucks and local music on select weekends.

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